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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of Pages: 270
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
This book provides an account of the archaeology of medieval monastic houses throughout Great Britain and Ireland. The application of a wide range of archaeological techniques, allied to historical investigation, has awakened interest in monasteries. Important new sources of information have transformed knowledge of monastic life. As well as discussing many of the advances made by research over the last two decades, innovative methods of archaeological investigation are described, and examples of good practice in the preservation of sites and their interpretation to visitors are provided. Suggestions for further research, examples of outstanding monastic sites to visit, a glossary of terms, a comprehensive bibliography and an index are also included.
"'...a wonderful handbook for those interested in monastic history...Not only is this an introduction to British monastic sites, but it may well be the best available introduction to medieval archaeology in general. It is most highly recommended.' Catholic Historical Review; '...many excellent features...wealth of examples...a thoughtful and stimulating original work. Dr Greene has provided a book that is refreshing in its insights and totally up-to-date in its materials...The sequence of the book unfolds clearly...the reader is swept along by the author's enthusiasm and insights.' Archaeological Journal; 'useful overview for anyone concerned with any aspect of medieval monastic sites from their foundation to the present day...this book has the potential to become a classic reference work.' The Antiquaries Journal"